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Today we were pulling docks and boats at the cabin and were treated to a
Surf Scoter resting on this small 700 acre lake.  I was able to see the
bird within 50 feet (no optics but sun at back) - noted the heavy bill and
vertical white marking at base of bill.  facial pattern with two white
patches clearly visible on bird in flight - no white in wings.

The bird spent the entire afternoon resting on the southern 1/3 of the main
lake only moving when fisherman would approach too closely.  First seen at
2:00 pm  last seen at about 6:30 (last time I looked).


Andrew Birch
Pequot Lakes, MN

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